I was chatting with John Cooley of Cicadas @ UCONN, and he suggested a list of cicadas heard in TV and Movies — so here it is. If you have any to add, leave them in the comments.
The scene in Star Wars (1977) where C3PO and R2-D2 are walking through the desert.
Around 9 minutes in. It’s less apparent in recent versions of the film, but you can hear it in older versions. Neotibicen tibicen cicadas can be heard in the background.
The scene in Captain Marvel (2019) where Captain Marvel is outside at dusk on the farm
Around 1 hour 11 minutes into the film. You’ll hear a mix of cicadas including a Neotibicen pruinosus and Neotibien linnei.
More to come…
Check out this cicada wing fan from ood design.
Southern Culture On The Skids released a cicada themed song for 2020: Cicada Rock 2020 (Brood IX). Enjoy!
Here’s a Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France:
Bladder cicada trading card. Bladder cicadas (Genus Cystopsaltria) are found in Australia. Link to Dr. Popple’s website for more info.
Here’s some cicada-inspired Pokemon:
Some video and images of cicada toys and collectables. Enjoy.
Playlist of videos of a few of the items on this page and more:
Cicada click toy from Japan. Found in an antique store in Ohio:
A larger cicada click toy. I think I found this one on eBay:
Cicada clothes pins. I think Roy Troutman sent me these:
Cicada noise maker. Crank it and it makes a noise.
Cicada face magnet. Found in eBay.
Cicada whistle from Peru. I received this as a gift.
Plus cicada toys from Japan. Found on eBay. The black and green on is a Hyalessa maculaticollis.
Cicada spinner whistle:
Carved Bamboo Cicada:
Two random cicada-related images.
Various cicada ephemera, including a cicada pencil, fishing lures, keychains, pins, etc.:
A Seminingen — a character from the show Ultraman — and a Cicada Man bobble head.
Cicada Carousel Ride at the Brookfield Zoo, in Brookfield, Illinois. 2007 in celebration of Brood XIII.
Tom Lehmkuhl sent us this photo of an uninvited house guest, a Neotibicen linnei cicada.